Throwing a party and attending one can be great fun, and celebrating your birthday, where in your honor a party is thrown is, even more, fun. However, this does not necessarily mean that all parties celebrated and celebrated are successes. More often than not, when a bunch of kids is lumped together and on an elevated sugar high at that from all the notorious candy offered—something somewhere is bound to go wrong. No matter how adequately prepared you are for your child’s natal day or how many contingency plans you have—in a children’s party, it is best to expect the unexpected. After all, dealing with one child can be a handful, having a dozen or more of them in the same room would take a miracle for you to handle.
But this does not mean you could do absolutely nothing about it and resign your fate to the hands of a bunch of toddlers. The fact is, being well equipped with information regarding what may go wrong and how to deal with it head on can make the difference between a successful party and a disastrous one. So, if you are planning your child’s next birthday party, read the tips below on how to avoid a party disaster.
1.) Talk to your child about the guest list
Children would naturally want to invite all of their friends and classmates to their birthday parties, but that does not mean that you as the parent would want the same thing either. It largely depends on the budget you have allocated for your child’s party and the birthday party package you have chosen. But to avoid tantrums from your child, hurting your wallet and having an unwanted guest who spoils all the fun come, give your child a realistic number of guests they can choose to bring to their party.
2.) Wait until everyone is gone before letting your child open gifts
Kids can get antsy to open their gifts the moment they receive it, but remind your child to go out and play with their guests and participate in the games before they can get to their presents. Ideally, presents should be opened long when all the guests have gone home. This is to avoid any tantrums thrown by other children who may get jealous on what your kid may have received and would want the opened toy for themselves. Additionally, this is a great way to appease children when their parties are over.
3.) Ask guests to RSVP at least a week before the scheduled party
Nothing would dismay your child more than no guests showing up to their party. Regardless of how much you have planned for this party or have meticulously constructed your invitations, it is inevitable that some busy parents would forget that their child is scheduled to attend your child’s birthday party. To make sure this does not happen, ask them to RSVP at least a week prior to the scheduled party. A couple of days before the party, send them a reminder about your event to make sure it does not slip their mind.
4.) Have a plan for your pet
If you are planning to hold your kid’s party in your home, make sure that your pets have somewhere safe to stay away from the guests as having pets with a party underway can only result in two things: Your little guests may either be startled by your furry friend or your furry friend may be enthusiastic about making friends with your little guests. Some kids are afraid of pets while some of your guests may wreak havoc on your pet. If there is no available space in your homes for your pet, ask a neighbor to take care of your pet for the duration of the party.
5.) Make sure your kids BFF can come
Guests may come in droves to your kid’s party, but your child will feel undeniably incomplete without their best friend to celebrate it with. Contact the parents of your child’s best friend beforehand and make it absolutely sure that they can come to your kid’s party. Your child will inevitably have a better time if they have their partner in crime to celebrate their birthday with.